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China seeks to replace Microsoft, Android and Apple with own OS platform

The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) has revealed plans to develop its own operating system, which it hopes will override the dominance of imported providers, such as Windows and Android. Collaborating with the Chinese government, 13 software companies and 80 research bodies, the CAE plans to displace Windows XP from China’s desktop computers by October,… Read More

Linux or Windows – Are you on the right platform?

How do you decide which operating system is best for your business? David Barker looks at different versions of both Linux and Windows and weighs up the pros and cons of each. Running any business is stressful. Choosing IT set-ups and which operating system to go for may seem simple but can result in restrictions… Read More

What ‘one Windows’ does and doesn’t mean – Microsoft CEO clarifies

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella initiated a flurry of dramatic headlines yesterday by appearing to suggest in an earnings call with analysts that the company was going to unify its Windows operating system across phones, tablets, PCs and games consoles. What he said, according to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, was: “We will streamline the next version… Read More

Breaking the system refresh cycle – IaaS to the rescue?

IT systems becoming vulnerable to malicious attack has risen up the agenda as this week we reach the tipping point of Microsoft ending support for Windows XP despite nearly a third of the world’s computers continuing to use it. Kevin Linsell, the head of service development for Adapt, blieves that keeping your IT systems up… Read More

AWS opens Windows 7 cloud to public

In opening its WorkSpaces cloud-based desktop computing environment available to the public Amazon Web Services (AWS) is giving cloud users a “complete Windows 7 experience” AWS first showed the concept at its re:Invent conference last Autumn. Amazon’s chief evangelist, Jeff Barr, said on his blog it would “meet the needs of a diverse user base by… Read More